Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.
The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.
During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.
It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.
Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work.
If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.
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The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation
research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:
Psychosocial lung health research
Behavioral lung health research
Health services and health policy research
Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research
Public Health education research
Education and Experience
At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply.
At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the
following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker
in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians
in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung
Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the
award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.
Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to:
American Lung Association
21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
ATTN: Research Division
For Washington residents who are graduate students in the study of mental health.
The American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW) was founded to promote the education of women, as well as to contribute to U.S. - Japan relations, cultural exchanges, and development of leadership. Every year, since the founding of the organization, scholarships have been awarded to outstanding female students. Type: Undergraduate Study Graduate Study Eligibility Requirements Class standing - - Junior - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Public Service Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Students should be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations, cultural exchanges, and the development of leadership in the area of her designated field. Submission Requirements Letters of Recommendation - 2 To request an application, send a SASE to the organization.
Limited to undergraduate psychology students.
These awards are for incoming freshmen only.
Scholarship Value: Up to $10,000Classifications: Undergraduate SophomoreMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Accounting, Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial DistributionEligible Schools: University of Wisconsin, Florida A&M, Ohio State University, North Carolina A&T, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, Cleveland State University, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of EngineeringEligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail:Rockwell Automation?'s focus is on solutions that help industries meet productivity objectives and is poised to become the most valued global leader of power, control and information solutions. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Dodge? mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric? motors and drives, Allen-Bradley? controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software? factory management software. Rockwell is seeking sophomores in the specified undergraduate degree programs. Applicants must complete and return the downloadable .pdf application and an official transcript, faculty recommendation, and resume to Rockwell/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, P.O. Box 1435, Alexandria, VA 22313-9998.
The American Indian Graduate Center offers fellowships to descendants of federally recognized American Indian tribes who will be attending a full-time graduate or professional program in the United States. Fellows must apply for campus-based aid through the federal financial aid process; the fellowship amount is based on financial need. Type: Graduate Study Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Engineering Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Restricted - Native American Submission Requirements: Application Form Personal Essay How will your graduate work impact the indian Community FinAid Eligibility Institutional Endorsement Tribal Elgibility Certificate Form
You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if you are
From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs.
A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia.
Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of
nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree)
allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians)
graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy)
programs providing training of physician assistants
College of Social Sciences - Psychology Applicants will be nominated and selected by the Psychology Department Committee annually, during the spring semester. Applicants must be at least half-time, fully matriculated students.
To support Church of Christ students in Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Scholarship is limited to deaf students who have graduated form a four-year college program and are pursuing part-time or full-time graduate studies in a field related to Sign Language or the Deaf Community, or a deaf gradaute student who is developing a special project on one of these topics. The winner of the Stokoe Scholarship must create and complete a research or development project within a year that relates to Sign Language or the Deaf Community. The winner must prepare a brief report (either written or videotaped) upon completion of the project. Usually the project will be directly related to the student's work in school.
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